5 October 2016 – The Director of the Women’s Empowerment at the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Maghda El-Sinnousi visited the city of Tobruk in eastern Libya, yesterday to meet with female House of Representatives members – Dr. Aisha Yousif AlTablagi, Dr. Saltana Al Mismari, Ms. Sabah Jomaa, Ihlam Ahmed Allafi, Rabha Alfarjani, Hanan Aldeeb and Ms. Rahma.

The meeting was held in a positive, constructive and open spirit. The attendees stressed the need to reach out to influential women’s groups across Libya and extended an invitation to Ms. El-Sinnousi to visit Al-Bayda and Benghazi cities, which UNSMIL welcomes.

The meeting concluded by agreeing to establish a mechanism of regular communication between Libya’s female parliamentarians and the Women’s Empowerment Section with emphasis on providing technical assistance and capacity development as well as further strengthening the ongoing dialogue and cooperation.

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